June 6, 2020; Las Vegas, NV; Amanda Nunes of Brazil punches Felicia Spencer of Canada in their UFC featherweight championship bout. / © Handout Photo-USA TODAY Sports
June 6, 2020; Las Vegas, NV; Amanda Nunes of Brazil punches Felicia Spencer of Canada in their UFC featherweight championship bout. / © Handout Photo-USA TODAY Sports

UFC 269 betting preview: Porier-Oliveira, Nunes-Pena will dazzle

It is always a good weekend when a big UFC event is slated to take place right here in Las Vegas. And 2021 is slated to end in style with UFC 269, which features a pair of title fights and many more interesting bouts on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena.

Make sure you are betting on these fights at WynnBET, as we have plenty of odds for each fight. Here is a look at how to bet the main card of UFC 269:

All odds current as of Friday, December 10th, 2021.

Charles Oliveira (+125) vs. Dustin Poirier (-145)

A new era of UFC seems to be dawning upon us, and this fight will serve as indicator to the direction in which the sport heads. 31-year-old Lightweight Champion Charles Oliveira enters this bout with a 31-8 (9 KOs, 19 submissions) professional fighting record. His challenger, also 31 years of age, Dustin Porier comes to UFC 269 with a pro record of 28-6 (15 KOs, 6 submissions). Both main event fighters showcase well-rounded skill-sets, but Porier seems to be the superior boxer/stand up fighter (ask Connor McGregor about Porier’s striking power). Reciprocally, Oliveira is the superior ground fighter/mixed martial artist, using his Jujitsu background to record more submissions than any current fighter in the lightweight division. With that in mind, I am confident we’ll get a spectacular show at UFC 269 come Saturday night. 

Oddsmaker's insight

"From what I see, it's just the overall market moving toward Oliveira. But it's a very even fight to me, and I wouldn't be surprised if either guy won. The value was in Oliveira at that number (+140), so I'm not surprised it's come down to +125."

- WynnBET Sr. Trading Manager Alan Berg

Props

Oliveira method of victory: KO/TKO (+650), points (+750), by submission (+300)

Porier method of victory: KO/TKO (+120), points (+600), by submission (+1100)

Draw: +5000


Amanda Nunes (-875) vs. Julianna Pena (+590)

The most-lopsided fight on the main card, Amanda Nunes is a heavy favorite at -875 to win the women’s bantamweight title bout. Nunes (21-4) is vying for her 13th consecutive victory and fifth successful defense of her bantamweight title on Saturday night. The over/under for this fight is set at 1.5 rounds, with the over price at -130 and the under coming in at +110. Pena (11-4), who is the challenger role, has gone 2-2 in her last four fights and only gone to the scorecard four times in her career.

Props

Pena method of victory: KO/TKO (+2200), points (+1200), by submission (+1400)

Nunes method of victory: KO/TKO (-150), points (+450), by submission (+400)

Draw: +5000

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Geoff Neal (+110) vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio (-130)

Right in the middle of this main card is a battle of Top-15 welterweights who could improve their position heading into 2022 with a win on Saturday. After a 5-0 start to his UFC career, Neal has

now lost two in a row and the southpaw is a slight underdog for this bout. Ponzinibbio, who is 35-years-old, is 27-4 and has recorded 15 of those wins via knockout. Both fighters have dealt with health issues as of late, so a positive result this weekend could prove pivotal for either competitor.

Props

Neal method of victory: KO/TKO (+187), points (+450), by submission (+2500)

Ponzinibbio method of victory: KO/TKO (+300), points (+230), by submission (+2500)

Draw: +5000 


Kai Kara France (+115) vs. Cody Garbrandt (-135)

New Zealand knockout artist Kai Kara-France takes on former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt in this interesting main-card matchup. Garbrandt (12-4) is making his debut in the flyweight division, so it will be interesting to see how he uses his power to his advantage. Kara-France (22-9) has won 10 of his matches by knockout, appropriate for a fighter with a “Don’t Blink” nickname. The over/under for this bout is currently set at 2.5 rounds, with the over coming in at +110 and the under set at -130. 

Props

France method of victory: KO/TKO (+350), points (+333), by submission (+1800)

Garbrandt methody of victory: KO/TKO (+187), points (+300), by submission (+1600)

Draw: +5000


Raulian Paiva (+240) vs. Sean O’Malley (-310)

Perhaps this bout doesn’t steal any headlines from the two main events, but O’Malley vs. Garbrandt will be an explosive bantamweight fight between dangerous strikers. “Sugar” Sean O’Malley (14-1, 9 KOs, 2 subs) is one of the sport’s fast rising stars, as he carries the loose cannon persona well. Make no mistake though, O’Malley is a dangerous counter-puncher and will have a significant height/reach advantage over his opponent. Raulian Paiva (21-3, 3 KOs, 4 subs) may be three inches shorter than O’Malley, but he has shown he can win in a variety of ways over his current three-fight-win-streak. If this fight is over early, that likely means O’Malley has his way with the smaller Paiva. If this bout gets into deeper water, look for Paiva’s Jujitsu skills to make the difference.

Props

Paiva method of victory: KO/TKO (+1200), points (+500), by submission (+900)

O’Malley method of victory: KO/TKO (+100), points (+260), by submission (+1400)

Draw: +5000


All odds current as of Friday, December 10th, 2021.